You get more booze for you buck at this popular, open-air party thrown by the cocktail bar, El Arsenal: The Rum Box.
Rum lovers that like a fun party by the water
Date: 31 Dec, 2020
Price : SOLD OUT
Address: Convention Center Bay, Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
Taking place in the park behind the Convention Center, one of Cartagena's best kept secrets, this pop-up party thrown by El Arsenal: The Rum Box is a top option for cocktail connoisseurs that want a pleasant spot to see in the New Year.
There'll be a DJ spinning popular party tunes for a fun-loving crowd that take their drinks seriously. The bar's owner Abe Dau will be throwing rum down everyone's necks to keep the party well lubricated.
The table layout on the bay provides partygoers with a great view of the fireworks without having to get totally mobbed and fight your way through the crowds to get a drink.
Cartagena's second historic walled city has gone from no-go to must-go in less than five years thanks to some of the city's hippest new bars and restaurants.
If Centro is Manhattan, Getsemani is more Brooklyn – an up-and-coming hipster hangout trying desperately to cling to its roots.
A little rougher around the edges than the already gentrified districts of Centro and San Diego and the lofty ambitions of the beach districts, Getsemaní offers a glimpse into the more unruly historic centre of the past.
A fiercely traditional barrio offering a heady mix of bars, dancing, affordable diners, hostels and hotels for backpackers and bohemian colonists looking to mix it up with the carefree locals.
Historically populated by merchants, smugglers and freed slaves thriving from activity in the port and main marketplace, Getsemaní has always been more raucous than the hoity centre with all its regal airs and graces.
Much of the district's newest bars, follow in the city's loudest traditions.
While much of the area's carefree population are direct descendants of the hell-raisers of yesteryear it is no longer the terrifying place that rich Cartageneros used to scare their children into staying at home.
Backpackers, never averse to roughing it for a cheap place to stay have braved the bogeyman with few problems for decades and a growing number of boutique hotels and hostels have followed their lead setting up shop in some of the bigger properties on Calle Guerrero and Calle del Carretero.
Uber-hotel chains, Viceroy and the Four Seasons have plans to kick the barrio into the stratosphere with stellar openings in 2017 / 2018.
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